Iberia Airport Services, Iberia’s handling division, has won a contract to provide passenger and aircraft handling services for Ethiopian Airline’s three weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Madrid airport, starting on 2 September.
The African carrier thus become one of the 200-plus airlines served by Iberia’s handling unit, Spain’s largest and one of the largest in Europe. In 2013 it served some 73 million passengers and 310,000 aircraft at 41 Spanish airports.
In March Iberia Airport Services submitted its bid to handle flights my third-party airline as the 22 Spanish airports with fewer than one million passengers per year. It will soon bid for aircraft and passenger handling concessions at the country’s 19 busiest airports.
Ethiopian Airlines is the country’s flag-carrier, and currently flies to 98 destinations, 81 of them abroad, using a fleet of 68 aircraft.
Iberia operates more than 100 destinations in 38 countries. It is market leader on routes between Europe and Latin America, offering easy and convenient connections at its hub of Madrid Barajas T4, recently voted the world’s third best air terminal in a survey by Skytrax. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights a day with a fleet of almost 130 aircraft. Iberia is currently ranked fourth in punctuality amongst the world’s international airlines, according to FlightStats. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es.